Christmas is is that time of year where everyone sits sits drinking drinking hot cocoa and reading The Night Before Christmas. At least, that’s what I imagined it to be like. This year, however, seemed different.
Maybe it’s the new place. I did move in February so this is my first Christmas in a new place. We have no real traditions when it comes to going to see events and such. Of course, we’ll have the same events on Christmas but my grandparents will need to leave 15 minutes before they get to my house, and not nine hours before.
Or, it could be the weather. After all. in this part of the South, we’ve only gotten a fluttery snowfall and the stuff melted before it hit the ground. For the past eight Christmases, I’ve at least had some sort of snow adventure. I mean, really now. My previous city has been having snow since September.
However, the likely reason behind this is simple; When you’re a kid, Santa is like you worst nightmare and best friend all rolled into one. Do anything bad, and Santa is mentioned, but do anything good and you might get rewarded later down the line.
The spirit of Christmas may or may not be because of the presents; an iPod seems cooler than a Tickle Me Elmo doll any day, but what if when the toys change, we change? So, this Christmas all I want is a book. Maybe that’ll make Christmas go back to feeling the same again
Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate it! And don’t forget to Ask A Homeschooler if you have any questions actually relating to homeschooling.